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Theological & Cardinal Virtues

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virtue
a "habitual and firm disposition to good."
prudence, fortitude, temperance, justice
the cardinal virtues
prudence
good common sense, human reason married to truth
fortitude
gives us the firmness, strength & courage to deal with temptations, difficulties & dangers in doing what is right & true
temperance
moderates the attraction of pleasures & provides balance in the use of created goods
faith, hope, charity
theological virtues
faith
empowers us to believe in God & all that God has said & revealed to us, including what the Church proposes for our belief
hope
helps us to desire heaven & eternal happiness, trusting firmly in Christ''s promises & relying, not on our own efforts, but on the help & graces of the Holy Spirit
charity
enables us to love God above everything for His own sake & to love our neighbor as ourselves
justice
the moral & cardinal virtue by which we give God & our neighbor what is their due by right
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